I can’t believe how fast summer has flown by. The weather is changing and the trees are revealing their true colors of red, yellow, and orange. There is beauty everywhere you look. This is my favorite time of year!

I love the crispness of the air, apples (honey crisp my favorite) aplenty at the orchards nearby, the sweet smell of falling leaves, and the gorgeous display of color all over New England! It will soon be leaf peepers time!

Living in New Hampshire we don’t have to travel far to see the colors – right in our neighborhood.

Welcome to fall

We have our fall decorations out early this year. Usually we are so late in putting them out that we only get to enjoy them a week or so before we have to put out the Christmas stuff. I hate to rush the seasons but that is evident in all the stores you visit. They have had Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff out for a couple of weeks already! Yikes!

Scarecrows are visiting
Hang onto that pumpkin scarecrow
Colorful place mats greet us for every meal.
Home is where the love is.
Horn of plenty
A smiling scarecrow to greet you at our door.
Fall basket
My granddaughter gave me this last Thanksgiving. I am supposed to write what I am thankful for. I am thankful for all my family, friends, and our good health and my wonderful husband!

Here are some of the trees in the neighborhood that are showing off their fall colors. All I have to do is look out my kitchen window and there is beauty for the eye to behold.

The colors aren’t as vibrant as in past years but still beautiful. I recently went on a mini-vacation up to Vermont. I will do a post all about it. It was a fun time with our friends and a nice time to getaway!

Here is a photo of the golf course that is nearby our neighborhood. This photo was taken in 2013. The colors were more brilliant.

Golf Course in 2013 Jemsbooks.com copyright

Thank you for stopping by to read my post. I hope you have a lovely day wherever you life.


Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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  1. macjam47 says:

    I love everything about fall. The colors are fabulous! There are pumpkins, fall flowers, decorations, cooler days and nights, scarecrows, and pumpkin pie! Thanks for sharing your photos. Honeycrisp are my favorite, too!

  2. What a great selection of photographs, Janice. Halloween isn’t big here so I join in the Halloween in the blogosphere. It is such fun.

  3. Happy Autumn! 🙂 Love your Grandgirl’s awesome autumn art… xo

  4. Jennie says:

    Fall in New England is just perfect. Lovely, Janice!

  5. mihrank says:

    This is so great post and brings joy and happiness…

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